Both liberals and conservatives are rejecting a deal being pondered by Senate Democrats who would allow Judge Neil Gorsuch to earn a seat on the Supreme Court in exchange for a promise that the GOP won’t do away with the filibuster for future nominees.
“Don’t worry.” That is what President Trump told Americans after the American Health Care Act — Trumpcare — was recalled on Friday. It is good advice, particularly as the news media and giddy Democrats return to their favorite old claims that the White House and the GOP are in disarray.
The director of the White House Office of Management and Budget said Sunday that the House Republicans’ bill to repeal and replace Obamacare failed because “Washington won.”
Rep. Jim Jordan said House conservatives may have done America “a favor” by derailing the Republican bill to repeal and replace Obamacare.
While the enforcement of the revised executive order remains blocked, the juxtaposition of the recent court rulings shows there could be hope yet for the administration’s policy, which has thus far been mostly losing what is expected to be long and drawn out legal fight.
Former Trump campaign adviser Roger Stone said Sunday that he is the victim of a smear by Democratic lawmakers.
With health care stalled on Capitol Hill, the pressure now shifts to President Trump and new Health and Human Services Secretary Thomas Price, who will have to manage a law Republicans say is failing on its own — without giving Democrats more ammunition to say it was the GOP that killed it.
House Speaker Paul D. Ryan is taking most of the heat for the failure of the GOP’s Obamacare repeal bill last week, with several conservative voices calling for him to resign for the good of President Trump’s agenda.
Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer said Sunday that Democrats are ready to work with President Trump to fix Obamacare if Republicans abandon their drive to repeal the law.
President Trump is leaving behind the failed health care bill and forging ahead with plans for massive tax cuts, but the same forces that doomed the repeal of Obamacare — united opposition from Democrats and divided Republicans — threaten the rest of his ambitious agenda.
Judge Neil Gorsuch is facing questions about conflict of interest from senators on both sides of the aisle about nearly 1,000 cases the Supreme Court nominee recused himself from hearing during his time on the circuit court.
President Trump this week will sign an executive order to begin unraveling the Clean Power Plan, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt said Sunday.
President Trump blames the House Freedom Caucus and conservative groups for derailing the Republican bill to repeal and replace Obamacare.
Vice President Mike Pence said Saturday that congressional Democrats won’t be able to savor very long the survival of Obamacare, after Trump administration and House Republican leaders lost a bid to repeal and replace the law.
A conservative group called for the ouster of House Speaker Paul D. Ryan and the rest of the GOP leadership team Friday afternoon, just hours after they saw their Obamacare repeal effort crash and burn.